Thursday, 5 January 2017

How to massage feets by hydronephrosis to increase function of your kidneys

Hydronephrosis is a condition that typically occurs when the kidney swells due to the failure of normal drainage of urine from the kidney to the bladder. This swelling most commonly affects only one kidney, but it can involve both kidneys. Hydronephrosis is a structural condition that is the result of a blockage or obstruction in the urinary tract.
Prenatal diagnosis is usually detected by routine screening ultrasounds obtained during pregnancy. Approximately half of all prenatally identified hydronephrosis is transient and resolves by the time the infant is born. In another 15% the hydronephrosis persists but is not associated with urinary tract obstruction (so-called non-refluxing, non-obstructive hydronephrosis). For these children, regression of the hydronephrosis occurs spontaneously, usually by age 3. In the remaining 35% of cases of prenatal hydronephrosis a pathological condition can be identified postnatally.[1]
Hydronephrosis affects about one in every 100 babies.
Our story:
My daughter was born with congenital heart desease Tetralogy of Fallot and hydronephrosis of one her kidney (associated with urinary tract obstruction in one of her ureter, which is the tube that connect a kidney to the bladder).
We were „lucky“ as our daughter was a „pink TOF baby“ (she had corrective open heart surgery at age 9 month) and we were allowed to go home for few days, before they asked us to come for X-ray of her urinary tract to see if there is a reflux (micturating/voiding cystourethrogram - MCUG/VCUG). We have been told that there is no reflux, but the chance that her kidney normalise is under 5% and therefore they would like to make a surgery, plastic of ureter or in the worse scenario give the kidney away.
She got a chance for the 5%, the doctor prescribed her antibiotics to ensure she doesn´t develop a kidney infection and I contacted a recommended reflexology doctor. The next sonography in one month shown that the function of her kidney increase from 6% to 15 %. After 6 month to 45%. Three years later there is no obvious difference in her kidneys, she has two normal working kidneys.
Therefore I would like to share with all worrying parents and patients the massage technic as its probably worth to try it.

How to do it:
Use reflexology to stimulate the kidneys and keep them working properly.  

Rub your thumb down the foot and apply pressure on reflexology kidney zone (see the picture), then continue fluently to the ureter area and finish apply the pressure on the bladder. Massage always both feets as kidneys are paired organs where works cross effect.
Repeat the process few times per day always so long until the pain and mild discomfort goes away. By small children rub and apply pressure on the reflexology zone three times in a row , 3 times per a day.
We have been told many bad scenarios and more and more new diagnosis were coming too. Well as a parent you can do only one thing, stay positive, spend as much as possible nice moments with your child even you spent most of your time at hospital and fight the battle together with your little warrior.
Best wishes to all of you!
P.S.: For the best results contact a reflexology doctor with a good renommee.

[1] Carmody, JB; Carmody, RB (December 2011). "Question from the clinician: management of prenatal hydronephrosis". Pediatr Rev. 32 (12): e110–2. doi:10.1542/pir.32-12-e110. PMID 22135428.

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